The author defines the concept of economy when applied to bridge design and construction. It is described as minimum possible cost (in optimum duration), construction from easily available materials, using appropriate technology with due regard to safety, quality and durability. This qualitative definition is difficult to apply to individual bridge members because of variables involved, so linear programming techniques are needed to be applied where major projects are considered. Important aspects of bridge construction economics are considered in (a) design i.e. through a judicious choice of structural system and (b) construction techniques i.e. using such construction modes and equipment that the cost is minimum. (TRRL)

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • OJHA, S K
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 131-152
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  • Accession Number: 00323163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM